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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Gables, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Gables

    Gables
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    I'm new to this site, but am quite happy I stumbled across it. I have a couple of questions if you don't mind...

    By way of background, I just commenced my UK assignment and will be living in the UK for the next 2-3 years max.

    I am looking to purchase a flat screen display (either LCD or Plasma) to go along with my SKY plus package that is being installed tomorrow.

    I understand that HD content is scarcely available in the UK, but that there will be 6 HD channels available on Sky beginning next year.

    I can't use the display as a television in the States, but would love to use it as a computer monitor, if possible.

    I enjoy watching sports and regular programming on TV - not much of a movie buff.

    I'm struggling with spending too much money on a display that I will only be able to enjoy for a few years as a television.

    I really don't like CRTs, but if that is the sensical thing to do, then so be it.

    The good wife has limited the size of the display to either 37" or 40" max.

    I enjoy both plasmas and LCDs, but at this range slighly prefer the LCD.

    I have a budget of 1,600 GBP max.

    I am leaning toward the Samsung LE40R51BX LCD, but am extremely open to suggestions.

    Keeping the foregoing in mind, what do you recommend? :lease: Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Gables

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    Bump to the top. Anybody? :confused:
     
  3. Gables

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    one last try :lease:
     
  4. Dog with 3 legs

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    If I were yo I would decide what I really want from the telly and go from there. There is much hype over HD and there's going to be a lot of unhappy people out there when they realise it's not the be all and end all.

    Re Samsung - there are better sets out there but it is a very personal thing.
     

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